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The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) will question consumer, professional and industry bodies, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the HomeOwners Alliance, as part of the opening evidence session.

A statement from the committee said the cross-party group of MPs are likely to ask questions on a range of topics relating to the effectiveness of the existing process for buying and selling homes in England.

This includes whether the experience could be improved voluntarily or if legislation may be necessary.

The inquiry is examining the transaction process, the information available to buyers, and the role of conveyancers and estate agents.

Witnesses to be questioned today include:

From 4pm
•       Kate Faulkner, Chair, Home Buying and Selling Group
•       Paula Higgins, Chief Executive, HomeOwners Alliance
•       Maria Harris, Chair, Open Property Data Association
From 5pm
•       Mairead Carroll, RICS Senior Property Specialist, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
•       Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Propertymark
•       Beth Rudolf, Director of Delivery, The Conveyancing Association
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